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Coming up on News 7,
Investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire today in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]

And weeks after a former pastor confesses his sins, members of his Roanoke Valley church say they've learned to forgive and forget.
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Tonight in sports, we'll preview the women's Final Four which gets underway in New Orleans, the Express prepares for the Everblades in round one of the playoffs, and
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[VO-NAT]


Virginian Elliott Sadler has a big day in Texas.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
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The windy weather continues into the overnight along with cold temperatures. Sunshine returns for the start of the workweek, but the warmer temperatures are a day behind. A look at the next 7-days is coming up. [Video-Open]
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Members of a Roanoke congregation say they're more united than ever, two weeks after their former pastor admitted to an adulterous affair.
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[IN Q=How are we to stand]

((MAXINE WILEY: HOW ARE WE TO STAND IN JUDGMENT OF ANYBODY. THAT'S NOT OUR JOB, WE'RE TO LOVE AND WE DO LOVE HIM.))
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[OUT Q=we do love him]
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[First-Baptist]


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Thousands of residents across the Roanoke Valley worship at First Baptist Church each week. Today the congregation observed Palm Sunday in the shadow of a recent confession made by one of the church's retired pastors. Jennifer Wishon has more on how the news is bringing the congregation closer together.
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[SUPER=01-Maxine Wiley/First Baptist Church Member; : 24 ]
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((It's been two weeks since Charles Fuller released a video statement to church members admitting to an adulterous love affair for 15 years of his tenure at First Baptist Church. Fuller retired about five years ago, but remains an elder in the church. Reaction among the congregation has been mixed, but members who talked to News 7 on Sunday say the ordeal has made the congregation stronger.
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[SOT 17:30]
[IN Q=Pastor Fuller was a]

((MAXINE WILEY: PASTOR FULLER WAS A STRONG TEACHER AND WE LOVED HIM BECAUSE OF WHAT HE TAUGHT AND THE FACT THAT THIS HAS COME OUT JUST BLESSES US AS A CHURCH.))
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[OUT Q=us as a church]

For years, Fuller reached beyond his congregation with God's Minute - televised mini- sermons that aired on local television stations for decades. Wiley says it was Fuller who first introduced her to real teaching ministries 13- years ago and she's been attending First Baptist Church ever since.
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[IN Q=We have benefitted so]

((MAXINE WILEY: WE HAVE BENEFITED SO MUCH FROM HIS MINISTRY AND WE'RE STRONGER FOR THAT BECAUSE YOU CANNOT LOOK OUT WITHOUT FIRST LOOKING IN))
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[OUT Q=first looking in]

As the Easter holiday approaches, church members say they'll stay united, learn from Fuller's mistakes and move on. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Roanoke-Fire]


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A Roanoke family returned home from church this afternoon to a burned out house.
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Firefighters responded to Thurston and Rayna Ford's home on Roy Drive just before noon. An off-duty Roanoke County fire-fighter first saw the flames, called 9-1-1 and checked to make sure no one was inside.
City firefighters had to run 800- feet of hose up a steep road to reach the house while battling the wind.
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[IN Q=Terrible conditions with]

((JEFF BECKNER: TERRIBLE CONDITIONS WITH THE WIND. THE INTERIOR CREWS DID A HECK OF A JOB CUTTING IT OFF FROM THE REST OF THE STRUCTURE AND THE REST OF THE ATTIC SECTION TO SAVE WHAT WE COULD. ))
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[OUT Q=what we could]
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[VO-NAT]

The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined. Clearbrook firefighters also responded as part of their partnership with the city.
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[Rooney-Memorial]


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A famous actor received an award for the role he's most proud of today.
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Actor Mickey Rooney was joined by friends, family and fans at the D- Day Memorial this afternoon. Rooney served four years in the Army during World War Two. Today, D- Day Veteran Bob Slaughter presented him with an award for his service and thanked him for serving the troops as an entertainer on the front lines. Rooney earned a bronze star for heroism- which he says is his most precious award. He encourages everyone to take pride in their country.
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[IN Q=I don't care whether]

((MICKEY ROONEY: I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU'RE A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN. REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE AN AMERICAN AND YOU'RE LUCKY AS HELL TO BE IN A GREAT COUNTRY.))
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[OUT Q=in a great country]
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[VO-NAT]

Rooney and his wife Jan attended Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg this morning. After the service, while having lunch with Jerry Falwell, the two decided to renew their wedding vows. The couple has been married for 30- years.
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[Film-Festival]


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Rooney was in town for the Blue Ridge Vision Film Festival which called it a wrap today.
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The three day event featured Virginia film- makers and films made in the Commonwealth.
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Awards were presented at last night's gala, which also gave those in attendance a chance to network. Lynchburg native Caroline Moore is a music singer- song writer. She wrote the musical score for a film called "Dark Harvest" and was in town to watch the premier.
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[SOT 7:04]
[IN Q=I have this theory]

((CAROLINE MOORE: I HAVE THIS THEORY THAT IF IT DOESN'T GIVE SOMEONE CHILL BUMPS THEN IT REALLY MIGHT NOT BE THE THEME THAT I WANT TO USE. I WANT IT TO HAVE THE MOST EMOTIONAL IMPACT POSSIBLE.))
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[OUT Q=emotional impact possible]
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Moore is working to promote her music with a manager in Nashville. She one day hopes to win an academy award for best musical score.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Film students were also given a chance to showcase their work at the festival. Moore advises anyone starting out to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.
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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still ahead on the newscast, a former mayor awaits his fate in a federal murder case.
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and a Virginian wins in Roanoke... Texas that is. We'll have all the highlights in sports.
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[1st-Wx]

[Gilmore-Trial]

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A federal jury in Abingdon will hear closing arguments tomorrow in the capital murder trial of a former Pocahontas mayor. 73-year-old Charles Wesley Gilmore is charged in the 1989 shooting deaths of his former associate, and the man's wife and teenage son. Prosecutors say Gilmore ordered two men to kill the family to stifle an investigation into his drug-smuggling operation. One of the men was sentenced to life in prison. The other is now on trial.

[Biz-Review]


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Layoffs in Blacksburg, hundreds of jobs are coming to the Hill City, and the tap's been turned on for one local water bottling company. Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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[SUPER=01-Kimble Reynolds/J and K Water Co. Owner; :19]
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[SUPER=01-Calvin Fitzgerald/Dan River Employee; 1:11]
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((While on vacation eight years ago, Julius Reynolds found out that bottled water costs more than a soda. When he got home he found out land his wife owns had several natural springs. That's when he and his nephew, Kimble, started J and K water.
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[RUNS :10] ((KIMBLE REYNOLDS/OWNER: THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING. PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY OUR WATER, IT'S A GOOD QUALITY AND I HAVE TO PUT MY MODESTY ASIDE AND SAY IT'S SOME VERY GOOD WATER 31)) The company distributes on average 150 bottles a week to customers across the region, and will soon sell it in smaller bottles. The numbers are fewer than first announced, but a Blacksburg plant started laying off workers this week. Federal Mogul let about 55 employees go. The company makes automotive engine parts and currently employees more than 430 people in Blacksburg. One of the largest company's in Southside says the doors are still open even though they are filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A spokeswoman says the plant will not shut down, and all 3-thousand employees will still have jobs, get paid and receive their benefits. While employees of the plant are taking a wait and see approach, some are still worried about Danville's largest employer.
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((CALVIN FITZGERALD, DAN RIVER EMPLOYEE: IT'S A MAJOR IMPORTANT FACTOR TO THE CITY OF DANVILLE, AS MANY EMPLOYEES THAT THE COMPANY EMPLOYEES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CRUNCH RIGHT NOW, DANVILLE WILL REALLY BE HURTING.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q= .. REALLY BE HURTING.]


A spokeswoman for Dan River says the Chapter 11 status will help the company reorganize its debts, and help business in the long run. Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the Hill City. StarTek Outsourcing Solutions will spend five-and-a-half million dollars to get going. StarTek has purchased the old Heilig-Meyers furniture store in the Plaza Shopping Center to convert to a call center. They expect to hire more than 540 people within the next year. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))

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[ANCHOR=Myranda]
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Still ahead on the newscast, Brent says expect a return of sunshine tomorrow, and wind as well. Your full forecast in just a few minutes.
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[VO-NAT]

and also, in most older homes, lead based paint can be a major health concern. We'll take a look at some of the effects when we return.
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[Health-Review]


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In health review,
The risk of lead poisoning is a major concern in older homes.
And, there's another risk factor for glaucoma.
Plus, it's a common condition with an unusual name.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=04-Home Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Kidd/Prevention Specialist; :19]
[SUPER=01-Richard Taylor/Roanoke Homeowner; :45]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Opthalmologist; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Prokopchak/Lewis-Gale Clinic Cardiologist; 1:50]
[SUPER=01-Annette Price/Restless Legs Syndrome Patient; 2:14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. William Elias/Carilion Sleep Center; 2:40]
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Aiden Taylor contracted lead poisoning from his home when he was an infant. He was exposed to the lead from paint from his front porch which was accidentally tracked through the house during renovations.
It's a common problem for many older homes. In Roanoke nearly 85-percent were built before lead paint was banned.


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[IN Q=In recent years we've seen more cases]

(( IN RECENT YEARS WE'VE SEEN MORE CASES, LAST YEAR I BELIEVE WE HAD 42 CASES OF CONFIRMED LEAD POISONING AND THAT CAN ONLY INCREASE AS WE IMPROVE SCREENING. THAT'S ONE OF CONCERN WE HAVE THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING ALL CHILDREN THAT WE NEED TO INTO SCREENING)) [RUNS17]
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The Taylor's have made several changes to make their home safer, but it took nine months to get Aiden's lead levels in the acceptable range.
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[IN Q=If you have young children make sure you get them]

((IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN MAKE SURE YOU GET THEM TESTED WHEN YOU GO FOR CHECK-UPS THAT'S THE BEST THING)) [RUNS06]
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When it comes glaucoma testing -- just measuring eye pressure is not enough --doctors have now discovered that thickness of the cornea also needs to be taken into account.
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[IN Q=We know that patient with thick corneas]

((WE KNOW THAT PATIENTS WITH THICK CORNEAS WILL OFTEN MEASURE HIGH PRESSURE, BUT THE ACTUAL PRESSURE ON THE INSIDE IS NORMAL AND THEREFORE MANY PATIENTS WITH GLAUCOMA WITH HIGH PRESSURES NO LONGER NEED TO BE TREATED)) [RUNS17]
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Some patients with normal pressure --may have been misdiagnosed as well, allowing their glaucoma to progress undetected which can lead to blindness.
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In other medical news, The use of statins or cholesterol lowering drugs, like Lipitor may be more important than first thought. Not only can they help lower bad cholesterol but have also been shown, when used aggressively, to slow down the progression of heart disease and potentially stop it in its tracks.
That's according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
[IN Q=I think the main message we're getting]

((I THINK THE MAIN MESSAGE WE'RE GETTING OVER THE COURSE OF LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, AND EVEN LAST YEAR THE LOWER THE BETTER, THE LOWER WE CAN THAT LDL THE MORE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE. AS FAR AS DECREASED ISCHEMIC EVENTS WHETHER ITS REGARDING STROKES OR HEART ATTACKS)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=strokes or heart attacks]

[504-02, 19:46]
And finally in the news, Annette Price suffers from restless legs syndrome -- where sometimes she has an uncontrollable urge to move her legs.
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[IN Q=It's kind of like a creapy crawling feeling]

((IT'S KIND OF LIKE A CREEPY CRAWLING FEELING DEEP WITHIN MY LEGS AND IT'S PAIN. I HAVE SOME PAIN WITH IT , NOT EVERYBODY HAS PAIN, I DO)) [RUNS12]
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Doctor's don't know what causes restless legs syndrome, but believe it has something to do with the central nervous system.
The condition is considered a sleep disorder because it mainly affects people right before bedtime or while they're sleeping.
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[IN Q=We encourage exercise and physical things to the legs]

((WE ENCOURAGE EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL THINGS TO LEGS SUCH AS MASSAGE ARE HELPFUL AND AVOIDING CAFFEINE AND CERTAIN DRUGS )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=and certain drugs]


Price is also taking medication and has started a support group with chapters in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton.))


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Coming up, racing deep in the heart of Texas, plus a check on both the women's and the men's Final Four, as
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both Georgia Tech and Uconn fire off some parting shots on the eve of tomorrow night's championship.
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[S-Race]


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Through the first 6 races of the season, Robert Yates Racing had not led a single lap. But Emporia's Elliott Sadler changed all that in this afternoon's Samsung/Radio Shack 500 in Texas.
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[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/Fox Sports; :00]


The Rock was cookin' up something good today in the Lonestar State.
But defending race champ Ryan Newman was not. Newman cut down a tire and smacked the wall on his way to a 39th place finish.
Rookie Kasey Kahne had the strongest car leading 148 laps, but late race cautions kept Kahne from staying out front.
Brian Vickers tangled with Scott Wimmer and Jeremy Mayfield on this restart late, and Sadler got the lead from Jeff Gordon when the 24 developed battery problems. Sadler held on for his second career win while Kahne was a bridesmaid once again finishing 3 one hundredths of a second off the pace..
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[OUT Q=great champion one day."]
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[SUPER=0106-1. Elliott Sadler//2. Kasey Kahne//3. Jeff Gordon//4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//5. Rusty Wallace//;]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Kurt Busch//7. Casey Mears//8. Tony Stewart//9. Jimmie Johnson//10. Jamie McMurray//;]
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[SUPER=0106-11. Dave Blaney//12. Brian Vickers//13. Kevin Harvick//14. Joe Nemechek//15. Scott Riggs//;]
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[SUPER=0106-16. Matt Kenseth//17. Mark Martin//18. Dale Jarrett//19. Ken Schrader//20. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Kyle Petty//22. Ricky Rudd//23. Robby Gordon//24. Johnny Sauter//25. Bobby Labonte//;]
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[S-Women]


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The NCAA Women's Final Four takes over the spotlight tonight from New Orleans. The first semifinal will be an all
SEC affair between Tennessee and LSU, while Connecticut continues its quest for a 3rd straight title against Minnesota

in the nightcap. The Lady Huskies, like the rest of the country, will be introduced to the Gophers golden guard, Lindsey Whalen.
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[S-NCAA]


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The men's final is set for just after nine o'clock on Monday night. Connecticut is a five point favorite to beat Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were a preseason pick to finish in the bottom half of the ACC, but Paul Hewitt's team has surprised everyone except themselves.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Calhoun/Second Trip to Title Game; :34]
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[OUT Q=felt that way along."]
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express is playoff bound after going 12, oh and 2 in the final 14 games of the season. The Express has home ice in the opening round against Florida, which could be big when the puck drops Tuesday night. The two teams split the regular season series 2-2 with each holding court at home.
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[OUT Q=momentum to be able to do so."]

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